Microsoft Retracts Its Xbox Live Gold Price Increase

Microsoft Retracts Its Xbox Live Gold Price Increase

Microsoft had previously announced that the subscription price of the Xbox Live Gold service will increase. However, the company announced that it withdrew this price increase, which came after the reactions from the players. The company announced its new pricing on Xbox Live Gold at $ 11 per month; $ 30 for three months, $ 60 for 6 months.

However, it didn’t take long for the company to announce that it had withdrawn its price increase. In a statement made on the official Twitter account of Xbox, it was announced that they heard the reactions from the players and that they withdrew the price increase. In the blog post published on Xbox‘s official website; it was stated that playing games with friends is an important part of acting. Stating that they failed to meet the expectations of the players regarding the price increase; Xbox announced that they withdrew the price increase that came to Live Gold as a result.

In addition, another announcement was made in this blog post. With this statement, it has been officially announced that the Live Gold subscription is no longer required for free-to-play games. Xbox Live Gold gave Little Nightmares, Dead Rising, The King of Fighters XIII and Breakdown for free in January 2021. Of these games, Little Nightmares and Breakdown are available for free download until January 31, and Dead Rising until February 15.